Search Results: "Enrique Oltuski"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A rare and valuable insider's take."
Castro's Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Merchant Marine recounts his role as a secret revolutionary among the middle classes in the cities and plains of 1950s Cuba. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"But readers expecting details on the impact of politics on Mexico's social and cultural life, on its diverse regions, and on its self-image, will likely be disappointed. (50 b&w illustrations, 4 maps, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed history of Mexican politics, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries, and more particularly on the men who have contested for control of the nation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A windy and tiresome second-hand jeremiad. (charts, maps)"
A tendentious postmodern critique of modernity and the European colonization of the New World. Read full book review >

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LIES by Enrique de Hériz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"Evocative exploration of how deception can destroy—or redeem—a family."
An eccentric Spanish family retreats to their beach house outside Barcelona to make final arrangements for the matriarch presumed dead after a boat accident in Guatemala. Read full book review >

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90 MILES TO HAVANA by Enrique Flores-Galbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"It will introduce readers to a not-so-distant period whose echoes are still felt today and inspire admiration for young people who had to be brave despite frightening and lonely odds. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
After Castro's takeover, nine-year-old Julian and his older brothers are sent away by their fearful parents via "Operation Pedro Pan" to a camp in Miami for Cuban-exile children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY EXPLORE? by Susan Lendroth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A good choice if a broad focus is the goal. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What has compelled humans to explore the universe, what sacrifices have they made to do it and what kinds of things have they found? Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY MEAL by Ferran Adrià
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from a master—the closest most readers will come to eating with him."
A deliciously dynamic yet approachable cookbook from arguably the world's greatest chef. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Clear, colorful reportage."
A polished young guide takes us on an insider's tour of the recondite world of diamonds and garnishes it with an introduction to her family. Read full book review >

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ABUELA'S WEAVE by Omar S. Castañeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1993

"Handsome, appealing, and sure to be useful. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A new publisher with a multicultural mission makes an excellent first showing (also see Mochizuki, below) with this picture-book debut by the author of Among the Volcanoes (1991)— in which Castañeda returns to his native Guatemala for a story about Esperanza and her grandmother selling their traditional woven articles. Read full book review >

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ESTELA’S SWAP by Alexis O’Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"This well-crafted tale featuring a Mexican-American father and children will be wonderful for reading aloud to individuals or to groups. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Estela goes with her father and her brother to the Swap Meet, hoping to earn the ten dollars she needs to pay for folk-dancing lessons by selling a colorful music box that plays Cielito Lindo. Read full book review >